Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

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Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Well a new season is upon us. The first three dates are detailed in the link below:-

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/

The first, on 23rd January, looks at 5 new releases, details to follow. The next is a closer look at varying distillation regimes: double, triple and what's in between and beyond. The final of the trio is a whimsical look at whisky and food pairings: Whisky, Crisps and Nuts.

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:59 am

So ton'gth's tasting will have us try triple distilled Auchentoshan, Double distilled Glen Keith then Benrinnes, Mortlach and Springbank who all use a hybrid of the two systems. At least one distiller will be there to keep us on track with our pseudo-science.

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Royal Mile Whiskies are testing the fusion waters with getting on the band wagon of pairing whisky with cuisine. Keeping it up market there will be experimental pairings of drams with crisps and nuts. Just what will pickled onion Monster Munch go best with?...

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/whisky-nuts-and-crisps-27th-february-8pm/

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:53 am

The exciting whisk(e)y times we live in continues to blossom - the variety of choice for us enthusiasts has never been so great and the quality is likewise at a peak I believe. The current explosion of production in Ireland will be featured in the next RMW event with the Irish Distillers range being investigated:-

"Liam Sparks, Irish Whiskey Specialist with the Artisanal Brand Portfolio will share his experience and a selection from the incredible Irish Distillers range. With Midleton, Redbreast, and Powers to choose from, his highlights package will be pretty amazing. And, we’ve very politely asked him to bring something from the innovative Method and Madness range. Ticket price will be redeemable against bottle purchases on the night."

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/irish-distillers-tasting-6th-march-8pm/

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:08 pm

While I'm at it - like a lot of people I'm taking a snow day today so trying to use my time fruitfully:-

A chance to hear from one of the world's foremost authorities on the Irish whiskey industry.

"(£15) is refundable against certain bottle purchases on the evening. Please take note of your order reference number as this will act as your ticket.

Location: Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh
Date: Tuesday 13th March
Time: 8pm

A fantastic evening with Peter Mulryan, an Irish Whiskey writer turned distiller. Peter was for many years the foremost writer on Irish whiskey, but in 2015 he founded Blackwater Distillery in Waterford along with some friends. He is therefore able to offer a unique perspective on the history and future of the Irish whiskey industry. After some dark times, is the happy ending around the corner? Are the Irish coming to get the Scots? The talk will be accompanied by some of Peter’s fine gin and one of his Irish whiskey bottling and the ticket price will be redeemable against bottle purchases on the night."

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/blackwater-distillery-tasting-with-peter-mulryan-13th-march-2018-7pm/

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:33 am

Date 1.5.18 : Blackwater Distillery tasting 8pm Royal Mile Whiskies £15

Irish whiskey expert and author turned producer Peter Mulryan hosts a talk on all things spiritous in Ireland then, now and tomorrow. Whiskey and gin will be poured.

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/blackwater-distillery-tasting-with-peter-mulryan-13th-march-2018-7pm/

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 am

A few new events to mention.

A quick outline:-

Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh

Islay Festival tasting 1, Monday 28th May 8-10pm

Islay Festival tasting 2, Tuesday 29th May 8-10pm

World Whisky tasting Wednesday 13th June 8-10pm

Hudson Bourbon tasting Tuesday 26th June 8-10pm


Drinkmonger, Edinburgh

Agave tasting £10 7th June 7-9pm


Drinkmonger, Pitlochry

Gin tasting £15 14th June 7-9pm

Further details:-

[url]Royal Mile Whiskies and Drinkmonger events https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/[/url]

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:56 pm

So another plug for this Wednesday's World Whisky tasting:-

Location: Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh Shop

Date: Wednesday 13th June

Time: 8pm-10pm

One of the most experienced and knowledgeable spirits ambassadors around, Stef has promised to bring a sparkling line up from her portfolio of World Whiskies. We have requested some gems from the house of Kavalan (Taiwan), Nikka (Japan) and High Coast (Sweden).
Your ticket price can be redeemed as a £20 voucher against bottles tasted on the night.

And a mention of a new date:-

Tuesday 19th June

A very special evening up at our flagship Royal Mile shop. Guests at this tasting will be the very first people to taste the only UK exclusive cask of An Cnoc in history! Selected and bottled especially for us, it is a real coup for us to have secured this cask, and we will save it for the finale of a tasting of their excellent core range, hosted by Lukasz of Inver House Distillers.

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/an-cnoc-tasting-19th-june/

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:05 pm

So for the World Whisky tasting 7 drams. Kavalan Bourbon oak as well as Fino Solist, Box : Dalvve and American oak, Taketsuru 17yo pure malt, Miyagikyo and Yoichi. Nae bad.

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Re: Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger events

Postby Jolly Toper » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:20 pm

The next season of tasting dates between the end of the Edinburgh Festivals and year end are now begining to get filled out:

5 drams from the top 10 whiskies as voted for by attendees at this year's Whisky Fringe, Elements of Islay tasting, Glenallachie, Kilchoman 100% Isaly launch with George Wills & Distell new releases with lead blender Dr Kirstie McCallum.

Here's the link:-

https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/gifts/events/


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